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Language, Spell Check & Screen Reader

Stackfield is currently available in English and German, including spell check for self-written content. When inviting new users, the language set by the sender will be adopted, provided the new user does not yet have their own Stackfield account. You can always change the language afterwards as well.

Change display language

The display language on Stackfield can be set or changed either directly during registration or afterwards in your personal settings.

Registration on Stackfield
You can select a language during registration

To change from English to German at a later time, open the settings of your user account (-> click on your username / profile picture in the sidebar at the very bottom -> "Mein Benutzerkonto" / "My Account").

Inside the section Einstellungen / Settings, you will find the option "Sprache" / "Language", which allows you to select and save a different language.

Change language inside account settings
You can switch between English and German

Spell checker and auto-correction settings

To check created content language-wise, spell-checking / auto-correction can be activated for the selected language. The settings can be applied via the app, the system settings, the browser, or an additional plugin / addon.

In the Browser

To (de)activate the spell checker in the browser, open the browser settings via the three dots / dashes (depending on the browser) in the upper right corner next to the URL/address line.

Browser settings in Chrome
Browser settings in Chrome

Next, open the language settings. Depending on your browser, you can find them either to the left as a tab or through the search.

Language settings in Chrome
Language settings in Chrome

Inside the language settings you can now adjust all necessary settings under "Spell check", meaning, you can (de)activate the spell check and select the languages that are supposed to be checked. By default, the spell check is always activated.

Spell check in Chrome
Spell check in Chrome

Note: Inside the browser, you can also use an addon for spell checking or even autocorrection if needed. You can find and manage your enabled addons in the browser settings under the category "Extensions".

In the Desktop App: Windows

To (de)activate the spell check in the desktop app and/or change the language, click on "View" in the bar to the top left and then on "Spell Check".* Now, you can select a language or deactivate the spell check via "None". By default, the same language as in your Stackfield user account is selected.

Spell Check Desktop App Windows
Spell Check on Windows

*If you cannot see this option, check your app for updates via "Help" and "Check for updates...".

In the Desktop App: macOS

To (de)activate the spell check on your Apple device, open the Mac menu to the top left and choose the option "System Settings". Next, switch to the tab Keyboard on the left-hand side. Finally, click on "Edit" next to the respective language under Text Input to the right. Via the option "Correct spelling automatically" you can dis- and enable the spell check.

Spell Check Desktop App Apple
Spell check on macOS

Screen Reader on Stackfield

For blind and visually impaired people, the digital world unfortunately still presents many hurdles. To ensure that Stackfield can be used successfully by all people, we have made sure that Stackfield is compatible with screen readers. A Screen Reader helps people who depend on it to navigate through Stackfield and retrieve information by speaking content aloud or outputting it via a Braille display.

If you don't have a screen reader installed yet, we recommend the free screen reader NVDA, on which basis the behavior of screen readers on Stackfield has been tested and optimized.

You can download NVDA via the following link: https://www.nvaccess.org/download/

Next, open the downloaded file, accept NVDA's license agreement in the NVDA Launcher that opens automatically, and install NVDA. The screen reader starts immediately and is applied universally, whether in the Stackfield desktop app or the browser.

Click here for a user guide on how to use NVDA. To turn off the screen reader, press the key combination Insert + q. To turn the screen reader back on, press the key combination Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + n.

Note: To prevent the Screen Reader from conflicting with Stackfield's keyboard shortcuts, open your profile settings and click the button next to "Keyboard shortcuts for use with Screen Reader" (under "Settings" in the tab Profile).

Enable keyboard shortcuts for use with screen readers

Stackfield's shortcuts were now adapted to the Screen Reader and both can be used simultaneously. To open a list of the new shortcuts, press the key combination Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + ?.

Feel free to check out our landing page or read our blog article to learn more about accessibility on Stackfield and other useful features, such as different design modes and shortcuts.

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